An image of the cortex of Tetrahymena showing a longitudinal microtubular ribbon sandwiched between the alveoli and the epiplasm in the crest of the pellicular ridge. A parasomal sac, the distal end of basal body, the proximal end of cilium, a mucocyst, and mitochondrion are all visible in this micrograph. TEM taken on 1/12/71 by M. Aihara with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 17,000X. Bar = 0.2?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. An unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:34727) is in the library and available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Microtubule cytoskeleton organization
Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Author: M. Aihara
Source: The Cell: An Image Library